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Howard Palmer Papers

Identifier: 1993-0075

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, manuscript items, printed materials, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings concerning the town of Greenwich and the Greenwich Press. Dating from 1926-1941, the collection spans Palmer's time as editor and general manager of the Greenwich Press. Besides business records, clippings and manuscript items, the collection also includes correspondence with the previous owner of the Greenwich Press, Norman Talcott. Talcott founded the Greenwich Press in 1910. The collection also includes materials involving Palmer's membership in professional organizations such as the National Editorial Association and the New York Press Association.


  • circa 1910-1977


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Howard W. Palmer was born in Keeseville, New York, on November 12, 1895. He attended Columbia College, graduating in 1917. He began his newspaper career as a reporter at the Watertown Daily Times, and later advanced to become the city and state editor for the paper. In 1924, he left Watertown to become assistant secretary of the New York State Public Service Commission in Albany. Mr. Palmer returned to the newspaper business as editor and general manager of the Greenwich Press in 1926 and remained in that capacity until 1941. While at the Press, the newspaper won many national awards for general excellence, community service, and editorial merit. Mr. Palmer served for many years as the director of the National Editorial Association. He later worked in newspapers in Texas and Iowa, and served as interim manager of the Virginia and Missouri Press Associations. In 1948, he was appointed secretary manager of the New York Press Association and served in that capacity and as a journalism instructor at Syracuse University until his retirement. Howard Palmer died in 1980.


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The collection contains materials associated with businessman and journalist Howard W. Palmer. Palmer was the owner of the Greenwich Press from 1926 to 1941.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collection was purchased in October 1993. The oral histories were purchased in 2012.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to various aspects of Connecticut history. Of particular note are two oral histories conducted by the Oral History Program of the Greenwich Public Library, which can be found in Box 3. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Howard W. Palmer Papers
Archives & Special Collections staff
2012 January
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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